Samurai Showdown V Special Slashing Its Way To PS4, PS Vita Tomorrow

Let's say that you're not in the mood to scavenge through Destiny 2, or even want to take on football with Madden NFL 18. Instead, you're looking to take on an old-school brawler, one that reminds you of the good ol' days of Neo-Geo fighting. Good news – there's a game for that.

SNK has confirmed that Samurai Shodown V Special will be launching for both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita starting tomorrow, for the low price of $14.99. The Neo-Geo classic will be cross buy and cross-play compatible, and will also feature a number of other additions, such as a gallery.

The game will feature a number of samurai champions and other combatants to play as, along with special and super moves to master. And you'll have a plethora of Trophies to unlock as well.

Here are some of the techniques that you'll find within the game, as originally broken down on the PlayStation Blog…

Deflect: This move will deflect most normal moves besides kicks, low attacks, and overheads. A successful parry will leave your opponent open for a counter-attack. This is a key strategy in high-level play as an opponent can quickly turn the tables on you if you carelessly attack. However, it does have a recovery animation on a miss, so it cannot be carelessly spammed either.

Blade Catch: One mechanic that players will quickly realize is that the Weapon Flipping Techniques that are possible to use with a full Rage meter will send your opponent's weapon flying if they land. This obviously puts the disarmed player at a huge disadvantage but this simple command can actually be used to catch your opponent's blade and disarm them as well, leveling the playing field.

Special Movement: The D button (Special) in Samurai Shodown V Special is used for a variety of actions, including some very important dodges and movement options. In a game where every single hit means a lot of damage, these movement options are all the more important.


Suicide: This mechanic basically forfeits the current round. This may seem like a completely useless mechanic at first, but it does have its uses in high level play. This ties into the Rage mechanic which increases your damage substantially before its timer runs out. That buff and timer will actually carry over to the next round, so if it looks like you are going to lose a round while still having a full Rage meter, you can then use this suicide mechanic to quickly forfeit that round and start the next one with an advantage.

You can check out a launch trailer for the game above!